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Living With A Siamese Cat
02-22-2013, 09:39 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-22-2013, 09:40 AM by 4sweed.)
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Living With A Siamese Cat
Our Siamese cat "Boots", is very intelligent and he runs the house. Since he's favorite things to do involve climbing to the highest points in our house, expensive items have had to be packed away before it knocks them to the floor. He sits now staring at me with a mischievous look on his face as if planning the next thing he can do to get my attention or finding something to break. Yesterday, mother walked into the diningroom, and Boots was on top of the china cupboard, easing a glass vase to the edge with his paws. Mother looked up in time to avoid getting hit as the vase slid of the top and crashed to the floor, barely missing her head.
Yelling at a Siamese, is a invitation for more trouble. telling them to stop and get down, only serves the purpose of making Boots, mad. as soon as our backs are turned he will return to his bad habits. If we force him to move, we dicover how sharp his teeth are, and can only be thankful we had him declawed.
Siamese cats first came to America, in the late 1800's. President Rutherford B. Hayes's, wife First Lady lucy Hayes, had a Siamese cat sent to her from Thailand. Most of these animals were only owned by royalty and Buddhist priests.
While there are many different kinds the most popular are the oriental and the traditional Siamese cats, with beautiful mahogancy colored markings on the face and tail. there are color variations, but most easily seen as Siamese cats.
This link takes you to an letter concerning the purchasing of the first Siamese cat by President Hayes.
http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/manunews/pa...j=manunews


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02-22-2013, 10:41 PM,
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RE: Living With A Siamese Cat
I thought Siamese cat was a fairly new breed since they were a hybird of wild African cat and some domestic cats. Were they already around in 1800s?

These cats can go for tens thousands of dollars each for F1 and F2, because they are so rare. I don't think I want to spend that much money on one cat. They are good to have though. I like how people can walk these very energetic cats on a leash like if they are dogs.

How much was yours?
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02-23-2013, 04:25 AM,
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RE: Living With A Siamese Cat
Boots is mostly Siamese, although his daddy was not. His coloring and behavior makes him equal in the eyes of cat owner friends that have the purebred ones. He is more of the traditional type looking than the oriential orginal type. The only animals that cost thousands of dollars are the ones bred for show quality. A relative of mine has purebred german shepards that win awards in big name dog shows all the time, and these dogs are worth big money, but most people have lesser degree types of german shepards as pets. The cost goes up as the quality of the animal is rated in the eyes of those who breed them.
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02-23-2013, 06:49 AM,
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RE: Living With A Siamese Cat
I have always saw pictures about Siamese cats because I love their look and I know that they are one of the most intelligent cat species. Would you recommend getting one for someone who has never had a cat. My dad is currently always talking about how he wants either me to have one or to get one for himself. I am thinking of making it his birthday present. Is this a good idea?
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02-24-2013, 11:03 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-24-2013, 11:05 AM by 4sweed.)
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RE: Living With A Siamese Cat
Hi Anna,
From what we have learned about Boots, whether to get a siamese cat or not, depends on what type of house cat you want. Does your dad want a cat that loves to be held and cuddled? Does he want a cat that pretty much stays on the floor and does not climb up on high pieces of furniture? That loves to be brushed and has a sweet personality. That eats most cat food without complaint and comes when called, then don't get a Siamese.

Does he want a cat that is intelligent and devilish. That climbs high on things and will climb the curtains if not declawed. And only wants held if he is in the mood, plus loves to knock things down and chew on houseplants and any nice decorations. If told not to do something will return to do it again and again, just to upset you. Can be playful one minute and biting your hands the next, then get a Siamese.

This has been our experience with Boots. He is only half Siamese and his dad was another breed. But I had a friend in Florida, that had 3 Siamese. I cleaned house for her. Those cats got up on top of her kitchen cupboards and used that area for there potty. One would get up on her kitchen counter and spay urine, on the food canisters, if she had yelled at him for bad behavior. A cat that is intelligent enough to get even with his owner is too intelligent for his own good.

This is not to say that all Siamese cats have these traits, but should I ever have another cat I would not pick a Siamese cat.
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